COVID-19 Resources for Manufacturers

New Tax Credit for Small and Medium-sized Businesses to Fully Offset Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations. For additional information and links to resources, click HERE
Fact Sheet to Educate Employers
Snapshot from the Department of the Treasury

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Program V-5

ALERT: IRS Confirms Non-Deductibility of Expenses Related to PPP Loans












PA PPE & Supplies Directory

Under the Universal Face Coverings Order businesses are required to equip their workers with personal protective equipment (PPE).

The PA DCED COVID-19 PPE & Supplies Business-2-Business (B2B) Interchange Directory can connect you with manufacturers that have masks, face shields, thermometers, hand sanitizer, medical gowns, and cleaning disinfectants available

COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance
Round 2 Opens August 10th and Closes August 28, 2020.

SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs

Carbon County has $5.8M in PPP grants for small business, nonprofit and others that ‘fell through the cracks’

Governor Wolf Announces Opening of New CARES Act Grants for PA Businesses

New PPP forgiveness guidelines include alternative payroll schedule
Borrowers with a payroll schedule that’s biweekly or more frequent can calculate eligible payroll costs using the eight-week period that starts on the first day of their first pay period following the PPP loan disbursement date, according to the newly released Application Form and calculator.

Partnerships may be able to increase PPP amount under SBA interim rule

Paycheck Protection Program – 2nd Round

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.



MEP National Network: Meeting the Challenge for COVID-19 Resources

Need help finding PPE during COVID?  Check here for local suppliers.
Pennsylvania COVID-19 PPE & Supplies Business-2-Business (B2B) Interchange Directory

Pennsylvania needs critical medical supplies.
To fulfill this need, the departments of Community and Economic Development, Health, General Services, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency have developed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal (the “Portal”) to source the most needed medical supplies.

The Portal is for manufacturers, distributors and other suppliers to inform us of supplies available for purchase and will allow us to more quickly and efficiently procure these supplies for hospitals and medical facilities across Pennsylvania.

PA Procurement Portal

Have you lost your job due to COVID-19 related business closures? Employers across the state are in need of hiring thousands of critical roles. Go to:
PA CareerLink new Employment Portal for job seekers and employers

April 1, 2020 – Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health: Pennsylvania on Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Beginning at 8 PM Tonight, “Most Prudent Option to Stop the Spread”

Helpful links:

Fox Rothschild COVID-19 Resource Page for Employers
Updated frequently with links to free webinars, alerts and blog posts

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
COVID-19 Resource Page

PA Resources for Businesses affected by COVID-19
Current List of Businesses Allowed to Operate

Gov. Wolf: Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses and Non-Profits Facing Losses Related to COVID-19

MRC wants to update you on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) current effort to provide assistance to Pennsylvania’s small businesses. Several SBA documents are linked below for your use:

For additional information concerning SBA’s disaster funding, please visit

Feel free to email the SBA district office at For more information about the SBA’s overall response to the coronavirus, please go to

If you have any questions, please contact Angela at or call 412-395-6560 x 111. She is more than happy to speak with you and answer any questions you might have at this time.

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

      • Paycheck Protection Program Loans
      • Small Business Debt Relief Program
      • Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Economic Injury Grants
      • Small Business Counseling
      • Small Business Contracting
      • Small Business Tax Provisions

EIDL Program application is not available at this time.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are tapped out until further replenishment.

Main Street Lending Program: The Federal Reserve announces additional details

Department of Commerce & Centers for Disease Control Resources for Business During a Pandemic

COVID-19 Guide to Expanded Scenarios & Benefits Available for Workers & Employers

PIDA Loan Program for COVID-19 Disaster Relief ….Next Page

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